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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I really want to thank God almighty, my creator, provider, protector and sustainer. He created me and blessed me with gifts; I never knew was embedded in me. He blessed me and made me a source of blessing to those around me. He made me realize everything l would ever need to survive in this life according to his will is embedded in me; for HE is in me. I love you lord for giving me the grace to recognize you as my personal lord and savior.
DEDICATION I dedicate this book to God the father, God the son and God the Holy Spirit. To the husband you are going to bless me with and the wonderful children you are going to give to me. AMEN
Seeing the title of this book, what will first come to our mind is an old popular song that has been sung by people and is still being sung by people of different languages all over the world. The song says; Abrahams` blessings are mine, Abrahams` blessings are mine, I am blessed in the morning, I am blessed in the evening, Abrahams` blessings are mine. The Word of God is filled with different characters of people, that enjoyed manifold blessings from God almighty, but none surpassed that of Abraham. Abraham was a man that enjoyed Gods manifold blessings to the extreme even after death, he went to Heaven and till today he’s there with our father enjoying the goodness of God.
Apart from that we as Abrahams` descendants, we are taking our share of the blessings God bestowed upon Abraham while he was still in this world. The blessings God has in store for his children is not to be enjoyed alone in this world(while we are still flesh and blood) but also to continue living in his goodness after death( having become immortal like him) in heaven. Are Abrahams` blessings really ours today as we claim? Let’s search our lives, are we really receiving the blessings we ought to receive from God, in what ways and if not why? What are the blessings we need, not wants this time around…..l mean those things we need to be blessed with?
What are we doing that is not allowing Abrahams` blessings to be ours completely? What about our own blessings, why are we not receiving it? Is it full, partial or nothing at all? What do we need to do to receive our own blessings and who are we really asking for the blessings? Some of these blessings reveal themselves when we were born, some during our growing up years and others at one point or the other of our lifetime….all without our asking. What do you think of a FATHER, our GOD that sent His only begotten son, to die for us on the cross of Calvary for our sins, 2000 years ago…sins of people yet unborn….can you imagine that. God formed us, molded us, gave us life, he knows us all by our names, he organized our destinies. He knows all
our needs, thoughts and everything we could ever need and he in his greatness has all in stock for us all. He has them all to give to us all and no other creature. And then we all get to one stage or the other in our lives and it seemed things i.e. the blessings are not coming automatically as they used to be and we begin to wonder why. However, l believe God does not want anything else to take his place in our lives and he wants us to place true value on whatever thing he blesses us with, he does not want us to become spoilt children that has instant access to all things at his or her singular bidding. Hence the need for us to get qualified to be able to reach down into the package of goodies God has for every one of us. I personally believe that most of the so claimed blessings we’re enjoying in our lives today, or our old parents has enjoyed is just, maybe 0.1%
of what God actually had us or them. He said that he has for us is of good evil, to bring us all to end….Jeremiah 29;11.
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God has wonderful things in store for us and his expectations are far greater than what we expect our lives and end to be. Abraham never enjoyed partial blessings from God while we do and we still sing Abrahams blessings are mine. We are daily plagued by pains, sorrows, ailments and failures and yet we sing Abrahams` blessings are mine. We call on God in time of need and he answers us only to disobey him later on, following in our own ways and leadings. When he calls us to do his biddings even for ourselves or for our neighbors, we refuse to hear him not to talk of answering him, thereby giving flimsy excuses, taking him for granted and yet we still sing Abrahams blessings are mine.
God will always be God and he can never be like man. Going back to the creation story, he molded us, formed us and gave us the breath of life. This automatically shows that we have to be subjected to him at all times more than when we are subject to our earthly parents…….but not as slaves but as children, friends, lovers, colleagues. Someone we are, and will always be close to, relate and talk to, someone who is always willing and waiting to receive all our problems and solve. He doesn’t want us to have problems but when we do (as we are in this world and the world is full of evil from the hearts of men) he is ever ready to help us out and deliver us from them all. WHO IS ABRAM? We really need to study in depth and examine, the life of Abraham as was written in the Bible should we continue to claim his blessings in vain and not making sure we observe his lifestyle
and live according to the leadings of the spirit of God as he did. Abraham was one of our most extremely successful forefather that lived and overcame this world to live eternally. Abraham was a man, conceived, born flesh and blood just like every one of us in this world. Terah was Abrams` father and Abram was born when Terah was 70 years old…..Gen 11; 26. In this life, God our father and molder has given and still has in store so many blessings unfathomable. His warehouse is still filled to the brim with manifold blessings which ranges all over everything we would ever need in this world. Abraham was an ordinary man just like every one of us, born and bred in lesser circumstances than what we have in the world now. He didn’t have access to most of the good things we now have access to ……civilization, socialization, amenities.…e.t.c. but l am well convinced within myself that despite that, he really enjoyed much
more blessings than what we think we are enjoying today and l can say that he was a man with the greatest opportunity (to walk with God). He knew God and God knew him, he avoided all forms of Delilahs and associated with the Deborah, he made every Caleb his companion, he understood the word of God and he became outstanding in the world. I can say he was an imperfect being, made perfect all because he utilized the opportunity he had to the fullest. I believe before God called him, he made himself available, he was right, at the right place and at the right time. Abram was a man that survived the 6 main events of life. The six main events of human life are; 1. 2. 3. 4. LIFE. DEATH. DESTINATION. RESURECTION.
Abram had a life just like every one of us in the world and he lived his life to the fullest, he enjoyed life to the fullest, not in the aspect of womanizing, drinking sprees or gallivanting around but he lived it to the fullest in the will of God. He had the most interesting relationship in life that even paid him well, in life after death. He tasted death the ultimate penalty without fear, knowing fully well where he was going. He knew he was going to be in heaven with God the father one on one. He rose up to receive the new body forsaking the flesh and blood. l believe when one dies he or she must rise up, you must resurrect to be paid , you must receive your compensation for how you lived your life while on earth……or maybe l should use the word JUDGEMENT.
Abram was judged and he was compensated for being who he was on earth. He received his full compensation and that gave him the right to live eternally in paradise with God the father himself. What do you think? He made the best choice in this life. What choices are you making or trying to make? So think about it again, what are you thinking of concerning Abrahams blessings being yours and what about your own blessings? You are not Abraham…..seek your own blessings. When we sing Abrahams blessings are mine, it most importantly was saying Abraham made it in life and after death, so we should make it in this life and to heaven too.
ABRAHAMS QUALITIES. There are definitely somethings that Abram did that made God bless him like that. Imagine even his generations yet unborn. This is awesome. l wouldn’t
say he was a perfect human being but he was near perfection. However, come to think of it don’t we all human beings like Abram deserve such blessings too? Now let’s all sit back and meditate on those qualities that Abraham possessed that made God to bless him like that. Those qualities include; . 1. Christian. 2. Listening ear. 3. Obedience. 4. Willingness. 5. Faithfulness. 6. Trustworthy. 7. Hardworking.
CHRISTIAN. Abraham was a Christian…a true one that was filled with the spirit of God. Being a Christian simply means a follower of Christ……imitating Christ, a disciple, believer and a saint. He was
very much unlike most of the selfproclaimed “Christians” in the world we have now. He lived his life according to the leadings of God almighty. His commandments and directions hence he was able to be at the right place at the right time when God called him. This is the most important quality he had, and this opened so many uncountable doors for him. He had the word of God in him and he became outstanding in the whole wide world. He was an ordinary man held by a supernatural strength. LISTENING EAR. He that has an ear let him ear and yield to what the spirit is saying. Matthew 11;15.This verse clearly tells us that though we all have ears to hear, we don’t all hear, not to talk of listening. Abram being a man filled with the spirit of God, heard God when he called out to him and he listened to him, to what he wanted to say i.e. he was wide awake, God did not repeat
himself to him twice. God spoke once and he heard all he said and realized all he wanted him to do. OBEDIENCE. Obedience is also a very powerful quality one must possess to receive from God……His word says if ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the fruit of the land. Isaiah 1;19. The land can be compared to the storehouse of God, it’s filled with so many fruits, blessings in disguise, that will never reveal itself out to us but we must dig in, search inside to retrieve our blessings. We only need to do one thing and that is to obey and all of it and much more shall be supernaturally revealed to us. By one mans disobedience sin entered into this world…thereby originating our suffering, and also by one mans complete obedience we are redeemed back to God. The most important step that Abram took that brought him to this
glorious end was his obedience. Abram was completely obedient to God
WILLINGNESS. Abram was very much willing, always willing to be and do as God instructs. The bible never recorded anywhere he was reluctant to do an assignment even at the point of sacrificing his only son……He was the only man who believed and acted that everything he is, he has and will ever have belongs to God. Now tell me why God wouldn’t open the storehouses of heaven for him and his descendants, why wouldn’t God bless him to the extent that all his generations (hundreds of generations) are supposed to take their shares in it. He never for once questioned God on any occasion, God speaks, he listens and acts. But hence, the only mistake he ever made in his life involved the birth of Ishmael, He did not ask or seek the
counsel of God concerning the issue before acting it out and God did not even account it to him as a mistake. God still went ahead to bless his son Ishmael as a result of his faithfulness.
FAITHFULNESS & TRUST l believe that for God to hand over some great responsibilities to Abram, that means he trusts him. Abram trusted God for his promises and God also trusted him greatly to carry out the responsibilities he delegated to him. This quality is the most paramount of all qualities; the most important thing you need to have to be able to walk with God. You can’t walk or even talk to God without having faith and then trust in him. He is an invisible being, we human beings most times finds it difficult to trust our fellow human beings which
we see day to day, how much more our heavenly father we have never seen but we continue to see the works of his hands. However our God is now saying for Abrahams blessings to be ours we must have faith and then trust in him completely. There are so many wonderful things God wants to bless us with, things eyes have not seen; things ears have not heard i. e supernatural things despite the fact that there’s nothing new underneath the sun. So forget about imagining anything because it’s definitely going to be unimaginable i.e. beyond human comprehension. Abram trusted and believed in God completely and it was credited to him as righteousness.
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